The number of new deaths reported by COVID-19 in Quebec fell to its lowest level in a week on Sunday.
Quebec health officials have announced the death of 44 more people from COVID-19, and the number of confirmed cases has increased by 573.
Of those who died, 30 were in Montreal, four in Montérégie and two in Laval, which continue to be the most affected regions.
This is the lowest daily total since 34 new deaths were reported on May 17. It is only the second time that the number of deaths per day has been less than 50 since the second week of April. This is the third time in a week that the number of new cases has dropped below 600.
The total number of confirmed cases is now 47,411 and 3,984 people have died in the province.
Of the total, 14,331 people recovered, an increase of 287, and the number of patients hospitalized for coronavirus fell to 1,435, or a decrease of 17. Of those who are hospitalized, three others are in intensive care compared to Saturday with 170 receiving treatment.
According to provincial statistics, more than 90% of those who died in the province from COVID-19 were over the age of 70.
This is the first weekend since the start of the pandemic that Quebecers have been able to gather in groups of 10 people in public places and backyards.
Tomorrow, retail businesses with exterior entrances on the Island of Montreal will be allowed to reopen, and grocery stores will now be able to open on Sunday.